Garry Lyle Johnson
December 16,1941 – September 27,2013
It is with sadness that the family of Garry Lyle Johnson, much loved husband of 50 years to Ellen; proud father to son, Lane (Daisy) and very proud grandpa to Zane, Reid and Boyd, announce his passing while at the Carmel Hospice, St. Joseph’s Home, on Friday, September 27, 2013, at the age of 71 years. Garry was predeceased by his son, Chad; father, Oliver and father-in-law, Arnold. Along with Ellen, his memory will be cherished in the hearts of his mother, Marie; brother, Maurice (Sylvia); sister, Joyce(George); mother-in-law, Ivy; brother and sister-in-laws and numerous nieces and nephews. Garry was employed in the Oil Industry for all his working years until his retirement in 2000. He was a master craftsman of wood spending time in his woodshop building and creating many items that made him proud. Numerous friends and relatives can now say they have a piece of Garry’s work. Golfing was one of his most enjoyable sports and there aren’t too many people he didn’t hassle or bet with while playing. Garry and Ellen enjoyed holidaying and did so every year. They rented a home in the Bullhead City area for the last three years including this past winter, where they relaxed and golfed while Garry continued to fight with cancer. A Celebration of Garry’s life will be held next week Friday at the Medicine Hat Golf and Country Club, 947 Pigeon Street N.E., Medicine Hat on Friday, October 11, 2013, from 5:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m. The family would like to send a special thank you to the nursing staff at the Carmel Hospice for their thoughtful, compassionate and loving care given to Garry during his three week stay. If friends so desire, memorial tributes may be made directly to the Carmel Hospice, St. Joseph’s Home, 156 – 3 Street N.E., Medicine Hat, Alberta, T1A 5M1 or to the Margery E. Yuill Cancer Centre, 666 – 5 Street S.W., Medicine Hat, Alberta, T1A 4H6.